About Us

  1. Randall Hoover

    Chief of Police

  1. Joe Schlappich


  1. Lorie Ferraro

    Admin. Assistant

  1. Lily Allen

    Admin. Assistant

Access to Public Records Fee

Beginning in January 2009, provisions of Act 3 (also known as the Open Records amendment to the
Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law) took effect at all local and state agencies in the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, including local municipal governments and school districts.
Act 3 expands the definition of "public record," making all records public - both electronic and hard
copy - with 30 listed exemptions (such as records dealing with building security, personal safety,
medical records, confidential personnel records and criminal investigations). Act 3 requires that
municipalities designate an official Open Records Officer to accept written requests from the public
and to ensure compliance with timelines and the law.

The fee for dissemination of any and all accident reports will be $15.00 each.

Accident reports that are either reportable by Pennsylvania standards or non-reportable accidents
may be released to any involved party submitting a request. The maximum fee allowable for accident
reports is set by statute, contained within the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. Accident reports can be obtained online at http://www.crashdocs.org/pa-muhlenbergtwppd 

All other requests for reports will be handled in accordance with the Pennsylvania Open Records Law,
Act 3 of 2008. Fees for other records include the following:

Duplication/Photocopies $0.25 per page
Duplication of Specialized Documents Actual Cost
Certification of Public Records $1.00 per record
Mailing Fees Actual Cost
Facsimile/Microfiche/Other Media Actual Cost

Additionally, a form that can be used for submitting a request is available. The Open Records Officer for the Muhlenberg
Township Police Department is:
Lorie Ferraro, Officer Administrator
Muhlenberg Township Police Department
210 George St. Reading, PA 19605.
Phone: (610) 929-5454
Email: lferraro@muhlenbergtwp.com

Additional information, including a copy of the open records law and a Citizen’s Guide to the law, can be found at the
Pennsylvania Office of Open Records Website. The PA Office of Open Records can be contacted at:
State Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Phone: (717) 346-9903

Also, the PA Freedom of Information Coalition publishes a Quick Guide to aid in understanding the law.

Be advised--under the Right-to-Know Law, investigative reports are exempted from the
definition of a public record. As such, any request for an investigative report will be denied.
Criminal history information is not accessible under the Right-to-Know Law, but may be
obtained through the submission of a Request for Criminal Record Check, Form SP 4-164, which
is available on the Pennsylvania State Police Website.

Appeals of denials based on a requested record being an investigative report can be directed to:

Berks County
Office of the District Attorney
Services Center, 5th Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 478-6000
Email: da@contyofberks.com

  1. Mission Statement
  2. Police Divisions
  3. Calendar

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Muhlenberg Township Police Department, believe in a policing philosophy that promotes community, government, and police partnerships, using proactive problem-solving and community engagement to address the causes of crime, fear of crime, and other community issues. Through these alliances we will identify public safety problems affecting the quality of life in the community, develop strategies to address those problems, and take the responsibility to implement solutions using all available resources. 

The Muhlenberg Township Police Department will commit its resources in partnership with the community to: Promote a safe and secure environment, free of crime and the fear of crime, Maintain order and provide for the safe and expeditious flow of traffic, Practice our core values of integrity, respect, service, and fairness. 

Integrity is the hallmark of the Muhlenberg Township Police Department and we are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct, and truthfulness in all relationships.    We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service to all. 

 We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our profession and personal endeavors. We guarantee to uphold the principles and values embodied in the constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the policy, procedures, rules and regulations of the Muhlenberg Township Police Department. 

 We provide quality service in a courteous, efficient, and accessible manner. We foster community and employee involvement through problem-solving partnerships. FAIRNESS We treat all people impartially, with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and community we serve.